- to contain, as a whole does parts or any part or element: The package includes the computer, program, disks, and a manual.
- to place in an aggregate, class, category, or the like.
- to contain as a subordinate element; involve as a factor.
Origin of include
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1. embody. Include, comprehend, comprise, embrace imply containing parts of a whole. To include is to contain as a part or member, or among the parts and members, of a whole: The list includes many new names. To comprehend is to have within the limits, scope, or range of references, as either a part or the whole number of items concerned: The plan comprehends several projects. To comprise is to consist of, as the various parts serving to make up the whole: This genus comprises 50 species. Embrace emphasizes the extent or assortment of that which is included: The report embraces a great variety of subjects.
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Related Wordsincorporate, receive, cover, introduce, add, combine, have, enter, carry, encompass, hold, comprise, build, count, interpolate, implicate, entail, encircle, interject, number
Examples from the Web for include
Therefore, it is not possible for any F-35 schedule to include a video data link or infrared pointer at this point.Pentagon Misfires in Stealth Jet Scandal
January 8, 2015
That could include private financial or personal information—like the credit-card numbers you used to pay for the corrupted Wi-Fi.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security
December 31, 2014
Showings will include a special message from Seth Rogen that will play beforehand.The Inside Story of How Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Finally Made It to Theaters
December 23, 2014
Editor's Note: This article has been revised to include the definition and text of Section 12.Prof: MIT Hospitalized Me For Ferguson Tweets
December 11, 2014
When Reid came on board, he had only leased part of the land to farm on; the deal did not include the house.Ester Elchies, The Estate Built By Whiskey
December 10, 2014
Why he neglected to include the way of a maid with a man is not at once apparent.
It is to me more what you call a 'beast-garden,' to include all species of fauna.
I propose to continue this biography, and include the whole in book form.Biography of a Slave
The director turned, with a smile, to include that lady in the conversation.Meadow Grass
I suppose I can make arrangements that will include a church.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
- to have as contents or part of the contents; be made up of or contain
- to add as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category
- to contain as a secondary or minor ingredient or element
C15 (in the sense: to enclose): from Latin inclūdere to enclose, from in- ² + claudere to close
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Word Origin and History for include
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